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Not a good sign...

This week is NOT starting well. I slept badly last night (and no, Jenlev, before you ask, I *still* haven't remembered to get any Tension Tamer tea), woke up groggy, and hauled myself out of bed anyway because I knew that it was ice-storming last night and that I'd have to chip my car out so I needed to get moving. Took a shower and got dressed and everything. Went out the door -- slipped on the invisible black ice on my second step down from my porch, ended up flat on my back. Hit the rear of my left hip on the way down so hard that I had to lay there in pain for a while before I could stop crying. I think I hit my head, too.

When I finally made it back to my feet (very carefully; but the fact that I *could* make it back to my feet means my hip must not be broken or even cracked, just very deeply bruised), I stood there for a while, but honest to god -- the entire back driveway is nothing but old ice from last week with this new extra-slick coating of ice on it, and my car is sheathed in that new extra-slick and doubtlessly hard to chip off ice, and I couldn't even imagine getting OVER to my car, let alone doing all around it chipping at it. Which makes me an utter wimp, because clearly, my two neighbors managed to chip *their* cars out and *leave*. But the fall really good and freaked me right out.

I think I will be calling in "sick". :P *sniff*

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emilytheslayer
Dec. 10th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Aw, honey! Glad you're mostly ok. You're also not the only one in the area to fall today, if it makes you feel any better. A friend over in Watertown fell and hurt his coccyx pretty badly, and also decided to stay home. I am not going outside.
eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
You are wise. I can't believe the folks who *have* gone outside today. :P
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okojosan
Dec. 10th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
Oh *ouch*. You poor, poor thing. I've put on a lot of weight recently (ugh) and I'm as clumsy as a walrus on land. Slipping on ice is a huge fear of mine and I bruise spectacularly.

At the house I had this stuff that helped melt ice/snow and I used it liberally on the steps. It really seemed to work.

It sounds like a really good idea for you to stay home today. Who knows what the idiots are out there on the road doing! Take some pain killers, maybe a hot bath, and go back to bed.
eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
The landlord provided us with a bin full of icemelt stuff, and I just went out and liberally sprinkled it on my steps and on the parts of the back that I could reach without going much further. So we'll see how much that helps! At some point I'm really going to need to get *to* the car...
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eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :P
lynxreign
Dec. 10th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
Sorry you fell! inochinoakari fell on slick steps last week. Rest your hip and I hope you feel better soon.
eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks, man.
cofax7
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
After that, you totally deserve to stay home. I prescribe curling up in bed with a big mug of tea and a laptop or a book. And a heating pad!
eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
I really ought to own a heating pad, but I don't. Ibuprofen is somewhat helping.

Hey! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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telepresence
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
:(

Your back must be saying "Okay, seriously, WTF?"

Yak Trax!
eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yak Trax?
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raqs
Dec. 10th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
oh, POOR BABY!!!!! that is awful. awful! don't go to sleep for a while, in case you DID hit your head. in fact, email me and prove you're not asleep.

what a rotten start to the week. it should be warm enough to thaw for the next few days...

*feels very sorry for you*
emilytheslayer
Dec. 10th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
Did she ever email you? I'm down the street from her if there needs to be Checking On.
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eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
I have such guilt about staying home, though... :P
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troyswann
Dec. 10th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
OW! Oh man, you deserve a day off. Stay inside. It's not safe. The world has rejected your presence today so what can you do? You can't fight the whole world. Take a nap. That'll show 'em.

ow.
eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
I did, in fact, take a nap, and it was pretty good, except for the part where I dreamt that my boss came to my house, to wait out the icestorm with me, and we puttered around making tea, and she asked me why I hadn't put in her reserve reading list for next semester's courses yet. :P (My boss is actually a very nice person.)

I also feel guilty because I feel like everyone ELSE manages to get up and shake it off and get into work in much worse conditions than these. I feel badly for letting it make me scared.
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miera_c
Dec. 10th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
*pets*

It took me about 20 minutes to chip my car free this morning, but the heavy precipitation had stopped here by last night, so it wasn't quite so awful this morning. (Not that it was in any way, shape or form "fun".)
eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
It was the chipping the car out that really decided me. I couldn't imagine, after falling, trying to go and brace myself on all that slick ice to chip away at the coating on the car. But I feel very wimpy since my neighbors obviously did it. :P
thegrrrl2002
Dec. 10th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Owie! You poor thing! This weather just sucks, all around.

You definitely need to call in sick. There's no point in going out in this weather. We should all stay in until springtime. ::nods::
eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
That would be the best plan, yes! :P
(Anonymous)
Dec. 10th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
Oooh I'm so sorry honey *hugsgently* Take care.
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eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about the surface of our driveway, yes. It never got plowed after last week, so it's heavy with the old ice and wheel ruts and everything. Not that it would matter, as even if it'd been cleared, it'd just be a sheet of ice again. And my neighbors apparently made it out without incident. :P
pepper_field
Dec. 10th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, ow! I'm glad you're okay. I did something similar once, landed really hard, and it hurt like hell - bit of a shock, too, and that nagging worry that maybe you really have damaged something...

*hugs* I think that fully deserves a day off sick.
eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
The lucky part was that I had my bag, since I was on my way to work, so if I had truly injured myself badly, my cellphone was in reach. But I'm just as glad not to have needed that!
jenlev
Dec. 10th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
Oh Shit! :::gentle hugs:::

I hope your recovery is fast and that you won't hesitate to get looked over by your PCP. Why yes I am over-protective in a nano-second. :::more hugs:::
eregyrn
Dec. 10th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
:) I hear you. But truly, all I have is a massive bruise ON MY ASS. And thus my left side hurts a bit. I don't think my PCP could do much for me.

I am not going to the gym tomorrow, though. Thursday, yes, possibly.
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